Used the wrong spray !

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mrs bouquet

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Used the wrong spray !
« on: June 21, 2018, 16:52 »
Oh how could I do that (easy)  Looked at a maidenhair fern and thought something has been nibbling that, it shouldn't have frilly leaves.   Went to the shed, and picked up the Weedol extra strong stuff, instead of insect spray, and gave it a good dowsing.  Immediately realised what I had done, and so I have tried to neutralise it with copious cans of water everywhere.   So I guess I may lose it.
Have now separated sprays to different places - probably too late  :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 17:23 »
Oh dear, lesson learned the hard way, I suppose  :(
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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 21:49 »
Should have gone to SpecSavers!   :D

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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 10:11 »
It's easy to do daft things.. sadly.

If it's any consolation, I once limed my potatoes instead of adding some fertiliser as I intended. Finished the job and then stood there wondering why I'd just done that!!

Hope you got the Weedol off in time and the fern survives.
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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 11:43 »
Try putting a band of red insulating tape on anything that's used for weeds etc including sprayers and watering cans so it won't happen again.
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mrs bouquet

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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 14:13 »
Do you think I could sell this to Specsavers and make a few bob !!!!
I am so cross, because normally I am so careful,  only use red cans for anything killer chemicals, and I have painted a skull and cross-bones on it as well.
I think I was flustered and in a hurry, I like the idea of red tape around chemical sprays, that's a good idea.
I am glad I am not alone  ::) Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 15:48 »
Look on the bright side... you now have the perfect excuse to go plant shopping this weekend!

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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 19:16 »
Did it live?

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mrs bouquet

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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 19:49 »
It is looking ok, I have given it a few good drinks, and I doused it thoroughly with water immediately I'd done it.  I keep saying sorry to her as well, so fingers crossed  ;) Thanks for asking after her  :) :)  Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 23:15 »
Hello it should survive  can't kill bracken or ferns with standard glyphosate weedol isn't strong enough check bottle only a few grams per litre of glyphosate salt,Roundup GC 360 will sicken it for a couple of days then recover if you'd used SBK brushwood killer then it would be bye bye   jezza

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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2018, 11:11 »
I am glad to report that my pretty fern is doing well, and says thanks to you all for wishing her well  :lol: Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Used the wrong spray !
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 15:46 »
I am glad to report that my pretty fern is doing well, and says thanks to you all for wishing her well  :lol: Mrs Bouquet
Yay! Victory!
Now write to the weedkiller people demanding a refund as it didn't work  :ohmy:



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